Veteran Tamil lyricist Vaali, 81, passed away this afternoon. Vaali was hospitalised for past one month due to health issues. He was put on ventilator for the last two days. Vaali is survived by his son.
It is said that, Vaali was suffering from lung related issue and was admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai, but his condition got worse on Tuesday night, and was put on a ventilator.
The poet-lyricist-actor-writer was active in Tamil industry since five decades. He has penned nearly ten thousand songs in his career. He also wrote two songs for Dhanush's Mariyan, directed by Bharath Bala which is scheduled to release tomorrow.
As an actor, Vaali appeared in Hey Ram, Sathya and Paarthale Parvasam. Vaali was honoured with Padmashri Award for his work to cinema and art.
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